Kerala Blog Express – A photo round-up of my first three days

Greetings from Kerala! It’s great to be in God’s own country once again. During these three days I’ve seen a bunch of cool luxury hotels, resorts and monuments. I fell in love (again) with the backwaters and I learned several things about the history and culture of Kerala. But the moments I enjoyed the most where those spent photographing fishermen on the beach, or people in the streets.

I will write more about stories and places I’m coming across, but for now, I’ll leave you to some of the pictures I took on these three days of Kerala Blog Express – hope you enjoy them.

A fishing boat on the Poovar Backwaters - We stayed in Estuary Island,a luxury resort in Poovar on our first two nights. This was the view we woke up to on our first day.
A fishing boat on the Poovar Backwaters – We stayed in Estuary Island,a luxury resort in Poovar on our first two nights. This was the view we woke up to on our first day.
Poovar Beach - Fishermen hauling in the nets. We had to wake up early to get a chance to photograph the fishermen before the KBE staff picked us up at the resort.
Poovar Beach – Fishermen hauling in the nets. We had to wake up early to get a chance to photograph the fishermen before the KBE staff picked us up at the resort.
Poovar Beach - Fishermen hauling in the nets.
Poovar Beach – Fishermen hauling in the nets.
Poovar Beach - Fishermen hauling in the nets.
Poovar Beach – Fishermen hauling in the nets.
Children running down the stairs of the Padmanabhaswamy temple. During our visit to the  temple in Trivandrum I and others got to take a walk for some street photography.
Children running down the stairs of the Padmanabhaswamy temple. During our visit to the temple in Trivandrum I and others got to take a walk for some street photography.
Trivandrum - a Tuk Tuk receives cash from a woman in the surroundings of the Padmanabhaswamy temple
Trivandrum – a Tuk Tuk receives cash from a woman in the surroundings of the Padmanabhaswamy temple
A street vendor in the surroundings of the Padmanabhaswamy temple
A street vendor in the surroundings of the Padmanabhaswamy temple
Trivandrum town, in the surroundings of the Padmanabhaswamy temple
Trivandrum town, in the surroundings of the Padmanabhaswamy temple
A group of communist people in a shack in the surroundings of the Padmanabhaswamy temple. When I asked what is their job, they told me they work as truck loaders.
A group of communist people in a shack in the surroundings of the Padmanabhaswamy temple. When I asked what is their job, they told me they work as truck loaders.
A tuk tuk in the surroundings Padmanabhaswamy temple
A tuk tuk in the surroundings Padmanabhaswamy temple
Thuckalay - We were in the surroundings of the Padhmanabapuram palace, when this bus made its way on the main road, playing loud music. You can see cheerful people singing in the picture.
Thuckalay – We were in the surroundings of the Padhmanabapuram palace, when this bus made its way on the main road, playing loud music. You can see cheerful people singing in the picture.
Thuckalay - three man stand at the corner of a street in the surroundings of the Padhmanabapuram palace.
Thuckalay – three man stand at the corner of a street in the surroundings of the Padhmanabapuram palace.
Thuckalay - a man repairs a bicycle in a street in the surroundings of the Padhmanabapuram palace.
Thuckalay – a man repairs a bicycle in a street in the surroundings of the Padhmanabapuram palace.
Thuckalay - a man making chai
Thuckalay – a man making chai
Thuckalay - a street vendor.
Thuckalay – a street vendor.
Portrait of a Kathakali performer. We were greeted with a Kathakali show on our arrival at a hotel in Kollam.
Portrait of a Kathakali performer. We were greeted with a Kathakali show on our arrival at a hotel in Kollam.
Kathakali performers at a hotel in Kollam.
Kathakali performers at a hotel in Kollam.
A music and dance show at a hotel in Kollam.
A music and dance show at a hotel in Kollam.
A woman demonstrating traditional techniques of working coconut husk at a hotel in Kollam.
A woman demonstrating traditional techniques of working coconut husk at a hotel in Kollam.
Chai Time at a hotel in Kollam.
Chai Time at a hotel in Kollam.
  • Great shots… especially the one with the cycle repair man!

    • Thanks man, really appreciate it (I already thanked you in person, but no harm in thanking you here too 🙂 )

  • Every one of these is cool, but that photo of the bike repair man is on a whole different level. So good!

    • Thanks for dropping by, that’s my favourite too

  • Fantastic pics E! I also love the one with the bike repair man. Its perfect! Really like the one above it too (the three men) and the fishermen shots. Great stuff (as usual)!

  • Where did my earlier comment vanished 🙁 … once again loved every single picture… the way you compose and the colors and expressions show …..

    • My friend, not sure what happened here – I have your comments on the other two KBE photo-posts. But I’m glad you came back and took your time to comment here too 😀